White House Releases Photos Of Trump Greeting Hostages

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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The White House released official photographs of President Donald Trump greeting former American hostages of North Korea on the tarmac early Thursday morning.

The hostages included Kim Dong-Chul, Kim Hak-Song and Kim Sang-Duk. Chul was a Christian missionary engaged in work in North Korea when he was arrested in October 2015 for allegedly stealing state secrets.

Trump announced their release on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured their release from North Korea after a Wednesday meeting with Kim Jong Un. Pompeo and the North Korean dictator agreed upon a time and date for a summit between Trump and Kim.